Kartik Venkataraman

Kartik Venkataraman

Singapore, SG



Currently working as a researcher in Center for Sustainable Asian Cities Lab @National University of Singapore acquiring knowledge and skills to design sustainable urban environments after completing masters program at NUS

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TESCO, Bangalore, IN, Manager Operations - Retail Planning

• Managed the Retail Planning department – a team of 70 professionals that included architects, planners, interior designers and diploma holders
• Coordinated with the Store Planning heads at UK and their support functions to help develop \ refresh over 4000 stores across UK & Ireland.
• Reviewed team performance periodically and manage them effectively; Conducted regular feedback sessions with the team and reviewed critical SLAs periodically.
• Developed innovative solutions and ideas to help make process simpler and come up with smarter ways of working, along with regular design reviews
• Participated and engaged with other departments to update team and self about new store planning principles, guidelines and changes in store format (extensions, acquisitions, new stores and refresh)
• Ensured handover of duties phase wise by keeping the next team member ready to take up additional responsibilities to ensure adherence to service level agreements
• Managed talent by internal movements of 25+ members within a short span of time, to various roles within the process

Nov 2009 - Jul 2011

Satellier Inc., New Delhi, IN, Project Manager / Sr. Int. Architect

• Worked on Hospitality design projects like hotels, resorts, commercial spaces and health spas and later moved into the Furniture Design Department.
• Involved in business development for the department; clients included design firms, furniture dealers and furniture manufacturers such as Steelcase, Teknion, Knoll, Haworth, and Global in Canada and USA.
• As a Senior Designer, involved in space planning, design layouts; As a Specifier, generated drawings & specification sheets using software such as AutoCAD, CAPSTUDIO and Design Express for furniture dealers
• Involved in Project Management (including assigning tasks to team, schedule meetings with both external and internal clients, and updating weekly & monthly reports) and Design coordination with Architects, Interior Designers, Project Managers, and Onsite across projects in Canada and USA

Mar 2006 - Apr 2009

Arun & Associates, Coimbatore, IN, Projects Head & Design coordinator

• Responsible for client relationship and design consultation with clients
• Worked towards completion of various Residential and Commercial Projects in Chennai and Coimbatore
• Coordinated with design team and assisted in detailing, working drawings & specifications; Co-ordinated with various vendors, contractors, purchasing and product/material knowledge

May 2005 - Mar 2006

Dorma, Chennai, IN, Architect - Concepts and Specifications

• Created interior and exterior environments using DORMA concepts, design and products specifications
• Built awareness, availability and acceptability to project management consultants, real estate / property developers and interior designers based on the technical superiority, durability and functional dependability.
• Provided turnkey techno commercial and design solutions for architects and interior designers in their projects, in drawings, presentations and on site.
• Involved in providing solutions to the professional community based on cost inputs provided by DORMA India.
• Designed concepts for the Home Segment and Glass Division, which includes hinged doors, pivoted doors, sliding doors, movable partitions, shower cubicles and interior furnishings

Jun 2004 - Mar 2005


National University of Singapore, Singapore, SG, Masters, MSc. Integrated Sustainable Design

Aug 2011 - current

CEPT University, Ahmedabad, IN, Bachelors, Interior Architecture and Design

Jul 1995 - Nov 2003


CEPT award for Work on Sustainable Development, 2nd Place

Recipient, CEPT Award for Work on Sustainable Development presented by the Governor of Gujarat -India, -Feb 2002


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